Over the past year, trans and broader 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan have noted a deeply concerning trend: increased mobilizations by anti-trans and anti-2SLGBTQIA+ actors. This has affected our ability to carry out events safely, free from harassment and abuse. It has also led to an atmosphere of fear and intimidation for trans and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities looking to organize and hold community events.
We think it is crucial to come together now and stand as a community against this wave of hatred. We also believe it is important to educate the public and our political representatives so that they may stand with us as allies.
Kelowna Pride Society along with Advocacy Canada, community members, and allies have put together a statement of solidarity and call to action to address this hate. We believe it is important to come together to educate the public and political representatives so that they may stand with us as allies.
Please read the full statement here. We request that you share this important information.